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Dr. Merrill Alan Krolick, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1345 West Bay Drive
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Merrill Krolick is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. Dr. Krolick accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Krolick attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Krolick (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 38
  • Charge (avg.): $1,943
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $609
Dr. Richard Sola, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Richard Sola is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Dr. Sola attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for his residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: holter monitoring, pacemaker, and heart stent placement. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sola is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Stent Placement, Stress Testing, Electrocardiogram, Holter Monitoring, Pacemaker

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 53
  • Charge (avg.): $1,290
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $601
Dr. Rakesh Kumar Sharma, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 330
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Rakesh Sharma practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Clearwater, FL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sharma attended Guru Nanak Dev University for medical school and subsequently trained at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland and Michael Reese Hospital for residency. Dr. Sharma (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Sharma's professional affiliations include BayCare Medical Group and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 152
  • Charge (avg.): $1,087 - $1,326
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $336 - $536
Dr. Aland Richard Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Aland Fernandez is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Clearwater, FL and Safety Harbor, FL. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: pacemaker, echocardiogram (echo), and heart stent placement. Dr. Fernandez's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fernandez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Heart Stent Placement, Stress Testing, Echocardiogram, Pacemaker, Cardiac ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 116
  • Charge (avg.): $1,290
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $593
Dr. Lang Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 330
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Lang Lin specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Safety Harbor, FL and Clearwater, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Lin include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Lin's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lin honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 51
  • Charge (avg.): $1,949
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $605

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
12600 Seminole Boulevard; #a-3
Largo, FL
 

Dr. James Marshall is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Marshall is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cooper University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , peripheral angioplasty

All Interests: Heart Problems, Heart Stent Placement, Peripheral Angioplasty, Ultrasound, Pacemaker

Dr. Christopher J Purcell, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Purcell specializes in family medicine and practices in Largo, FL. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Bayfront Medical Center. Dr. Purcell's clinical interests include back pain, colporrhaphy (vaginal wall repair), and cryosurgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Purcell honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center, Diagnostic Clinic, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Immunization, Physical Exams, Back Pain, Colporrhaphy, Coronary Angioplasty

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What is Angioplasty?

Angioplasty is a common, minimally invasive procedure performed to restore blood flow in arteries and veins that have become narrowed or blocked. Age or illness can cause plaque to build up at certain spots within the veins and arteries, and if enough collects, it can restrict the flow of blood. Angioplasty uses a tiny balloon at the end of a small, flexible tube to inflate within the narrowed section and open it up again.

Angioplasty may be performed in several different areas of the body and for a variety of reasons, most often:
  • Peripheral arterial disease, which reduces blood flow in the arms or legs
  • Atherosclerosis, or general hardening of the arteries
  • Carotid artery stenosis, or narrowing of the arteries in the neck that supply the brain
  • Coronary artery disease, or narrowing of the arteries near the heart
  • Renal vascular hypertension, or narrowing of the arteries in the kidney, leading to increased blood pressure

During angioplasty, a patient is given a sedative while lying on a table under an x-ray machine. A catheter (a thin, flexible, and hollow tube) is inserted into the patient’s skin in the arm or groin and guided into the blocked artery. Dye is injected via the catheter, and x-rays are used to position the tip of the catheter exactly at the blockage. The tiny balloon is guided through the catheter and inflated with saline. It pushes the plaque out of the way, squishing it against the walls of the artery. The balloon may be inflated and deflated several times to let blood pass by. A stent, a tiny tube of metal mesh like a spring, may be inserted to help keep the artery open. Then the x-ray is used again to check that blood is flowing properly, the catheter is removed, and the tiny incision is bandaged.

There are no nerves within veins and arteries, so an angioplasty is generally not painful. However, there may be some discomfort at the site of the incision and when the balloon is inflated. Overall, angioplasty is a very effective and low-risk procedure, useful for helping patients avoid more difficult bypass surgery.
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